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'''Edward Lear''' (12 or 13 May 1812Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), and Katharine Baetjer. 2009. ''British paintings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1575-1875''. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 270. Vivian Noakes says Lear's birth certificate gives 13 May as his birthdate but says "there is some doubt about the exact date". Noakes, Vivien. 1986. ''Edward Lear, 1812-1888''. New York: H.N. Abrams. p. 74. – 29 January 1888) was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limerick (poetry)|limericks, a form he popularised. His principal areas of work as an artist were threefold: as a draughtsman employed to illustrate birds and animals; making coloured drawings during his journeys, which he reworked later, sometimes as plates for his travel books; as a (minor) illustrator of Alfred Tennyson's poems. As an author, he is...
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Birth placeHolloway, London|Holloway, Middlesex, England
Death date{{death date and age|1888|1|29|1812|5|12|df=y}}
Death placeSanremo, Liguria, Kingdom of Italy (1861–1946)|Italy
Resting place| occupation = Artist, illustrator, writer, poet
Language| nationality = British
EthnicityEnglish
CitizenshipBritish, Italian
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